Disease management: general concepts

Brown, John, Ogle, Helen, and Dale, Michele (1997) Disease management: general concepts. In: Brown, J.F., and Ogle, H.J., (eds.) Plant Pathogens and Plant Diseases. Rockvale Publications, Armidale, Australia, pp. 343-358.

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Abstract

In undisturbed natural ecosystems, relationships between pathogens and their hosts tend to attain a level of stability and plant populations are rarely severely damaged by diseases. However, in artificial or disturbed systems that exist in agriculture, horticulture and silviculture, the development of disease epidemics often seriously limits production. Epidemics result from a progressive increase of disease in time and space. The development of epidemics depends on a regular chain of events, each link of which is dependent on certain specific requirements being satisfied simultaneously. In this chapter, some of the components of epidemics will be described together with ways in which they can be manipulated to retard the progress of epidemics and thereby reduce production losses.

Item ID: 54180
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-86389-439-5
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 00:39
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 20%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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